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November 23, 2004 | From Associated Press
Fighting near a village in Sudan's crisis-plagued Darfur region killed at least 17 people Monday, while helicopters rescued dozens of aid workers who had fled into the bush. State Minister Ahmed Haroun said rebels attacked the town of Tawila early Monday, killing 17 people and destroying the town's hospital. He said it was unclear how many people were injured. A statement by an aid organization said government planes also dropped bombs on the town.
November 19, 2010 | Mwangi S. Kimenyi
In about two months, Africa may have a new country, the first since the end of the colonial era. On Jan. 9, the people of southern Sudan are expected to vote in a referendum to determine whether their region will become an independent nation. Indications are that the vote will be overwhelmingly in favor of seceding, but the practicalities of achieving a free, fair and peaceful vote are daunting. This referendum is the culmination of a long and bloody path. The civil war between north and south Sudan, the longest in African history, claimed the lives of 2 million people and finally ended in 2005 with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
July 21, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
The Sudanese government and southern rebels have agreed on how to resolve the major issues in one of Africa's longest civil wars and reached a framework Saturday for talks next month to draft a final peace deal, delegates said. Ghazi Salah al Din Atabani, the government's peace advisor, and Samson Kwaje, spokesman for the Sudan People's Liberation Army, said they have reached agreement on the separation of state and religion as well as self-determination for the southern Sudanese.
January 14, 2011 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
Sparks flew as blacksmiths fanned fires and Stephen Jada, a welder with ambitions far larger than his tin shack, rested in the shade and spoke of how this gritty, once forgotten sliver of the world was about to blossom. "A new nation," he declared, "is being born to be equal with other countries. There is much to be done. " He looked down an alley of tools and rust and listened to the hiss of blowtorches, the bite of hacksaws. Men around him hammered and sweated. Women sold beans and shooed children along bamboo fences not far from families scrubbing clothes in the Nile.
April 7, 2010
Sudan is scheduled to hold national elections for regional governors, assembly seats and president starting Sunday, and the process has been so deeply tainted by the administration of President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir that his reelection is all but assured. Given that Bashir has been charged by the International Criminal Court with crimes against humanity, accused of orchestrating an "ethnic cleansing" campaign in the Darfur region, one would expect Washington to find this disconcerting.
April 16, 2010 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
The tribal chief parked his bicycle beneath a tree, walked into a schoolhouse and cast his ballot for the man with the power to grant what he wants most: a paved road running past the fishmongers to the highway. "I am voting for our leader," Hamid Hamdoon said, referring to President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, the former general who has led Sudan for more than a decade. "I expect the country to move forward. We need water, doctors and hospitals. But in this neighborhood we desire asphalt."
October 14, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush signed an executive order that stiffens sanctions on Sudan in an effort to persuade the government to accept U.N. peacekeepers and stop killings of civilians in its western region of Darfur. About 200,000 people have died and more than 2 million have been displaced in three years of fighting in Darfur.
November 10, 2004 | From Associated Press
Sudan's government and rebel representatives signed accords Tuesday meant to end hostilities and guarantee aid groups access to 1.6 million people uprooted by conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur. For the first time, Sudan agreed to the creation of "no-fly" zones over Darfur, banning military flights over rebel-held territories. Rebels and African Union mediators had demanded the no-fly zones after widespread accusations that the government bombed villages.
January 20, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
George Clooney has perhaps learned an important lesson -- malaria makes traveling the globe a lot less fun than it should be. FOR THE RECORD: Malaria drug: An earlier version of this article misspelled the name of the preventive drug mefloquine. Sure, it’s noble to go on philanthropic missions around the world, helping those who can’t help themselves, but it’s probably hard to feel noble when shaking from the chills. And Clooney should know. The actor apparently has just recovered from malaria, which he contracted in Africa earlier this month, media reports said Thursday.
January 4, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than half the Sudanese migrants who were violently removed from a Cairo protest camp will be deported, Egyptian authorities said. Human rights organizations have condemned last week's riot police operation, in which at least 27 people died. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Fatma Zahraa Etman said 654 Sudanese would be sent home because they were "illegal immigrants or refugees who had violated security conditions." The migrants do not want to return to Sudan.
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